Is it a looting? No, it’s the electric market, friend

With the loss of the absolute majority in the Congress of the current Government, some deluded people think that it might touch talk and act on renewables, the electricity market and the figures of the economic benefit that large multinationals collect from it, of course, with the help from the…

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What Spain must do to have cheaper electricity

In Spain electricity is increasingly expensive. And it is not just a one-time event due to a combination of adverse factors, such as a cold wave and a prolonged drought, but it has been consistently rising for the last 24 months. In 2017, the cost of energy has risen by…

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The European Parliament votes " no " to the ‘sun tax’ in Spain

The European Parliament has approved on Wednesday the European Renewable Directive, which proposes that by 2030 35% of EU energy consumption come from ‘green’ technologies. The text also devotes a section to self-consumption in which it specifies that consumers have the right to use the electricity that they produce and…

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The cuts to renewables can go very expensive to Spain

The total amount that foreign investors claim from Spain in arbitration tribunals such as the ICSID for cuts in renewables, totals 7,566 million euros, although this amount will possibly increase considerably, because there are several causes open in the various funds of investment have not yet claimed the kingdom of…

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Portugal bets on photovoltaic energy projects without subsidy

The south of Portugal has become an ideal area for energy production investors who intend to build profitable photovoltaic plants without the need for a “feed in” tariff, that is, without government subsidies. In an interview with EFE, the Secretary of State for Energy of Portugal, Jorge Seguro Sanches, advanced…

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Energy and country strategies

Germany: The idea of financing infrastructures for the generation of renewable energies through taxes imposed on consumers in the bill they pay every month is possible thanks to the broad support for environmentalist parties and the strong awareness of citizens, willing to put your money where your beliefs are, and…

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Electricity is free in Germany for several days

Now that winter arrives and the bill of light rises like foam, it is invidious to see where other countries are with respect to Spain. There are several that take us advantage in terms of energy sustainability and penetration of renewable energy. One of them is Germany, which for several…

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Spain generates less electricity today than ten years ago

According to Red Eléctrica de España (REE), in 2017 Spain generated 262,788 gigas hours. The data is provisional, because there are still ten days to conclude the year, but very significant, because that generation is still below-well below-what Spain generated in 2007, before the crisis: 286,948 gigawatt hours ( GWh).

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